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Old douglas ..smallie with polini 115..super with nasco 177
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I have wire wheeled the tank clean using a flexi drive on the drill. used electrolysis for a week..and used the marine cleaner...and have a very nice clean tank...and was about to proceed to the metal prep stage and then the paint /sealant when...
an experienced mechanic looked in and said use the metal prep but dont bother using the final stage tank sealant as there were no holes, and it may itself peel off in the future and become a worse problem.

"Fill it with stroke mix" slosh it every now and then..it wont rust

what would you do...proceed and paint/seal the inside?...or fill her up with two stroke asap to stop flash rust
what say ye?
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VNB VSC VMA VSX - o9c vbc vmb
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100% no sealant

It's garbage.

After you clean the rust out, go 2-stroke and gas mix… slosh it around and call it good… all the sealants are a clogged fuel system waiting to happen.
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Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
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Birdsnest wrote:
100% no sealant

It's garbage.

After you clean the rust out, go 2-stroke and gas mix… slosh it around and call it good… all the sealants are a clogged fuel system waiting to happen.
Seconded, Thirded, Fourthed, so on and son on...

Its more work to do the sealer, than it is to remove the rust back to bare metal. There are many approache this; but definitley skip the sealer.
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https://www.rostio.de/en/rostio-tank-rust-remover/

Why don't you give this a whirl.
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